Thursday 23 May 2024

28mm ECW Royalist: Foot regiment of John Belasyse, 1st Baron Belasyse


I am not sure why I got drawn into ECW in 28mm, given that I am currently on a long run with Epic scale, but I was curious about the figures from 1st Corps and wanted to look at them. I bought a foot regiment and one of horse too. Here is the foot regiment – a 'blue' Royalist one.

Belasyse was a rich man who raised six regiments of horse and foot soldiers at his own expense. He was a catholic who married three times and fathered six daughters. He lived through the reigns of both Charles's and James and died in 1689. He looks very splendid in his portrait dated 1636.

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